Ruby’s Pantry Coppertop

Food for all who need to stretch their food dollars

Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop has been distributing food at First United Methodist, the Coppertop Church at 230 East Skyline Parkway, on the third Thursday of every month since 2010. Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop is a community partner of Ruby’s Pantry. There are no income guidelines and anyone may participate.

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For a $20 donation (cash only; checks and EBT cards cannot be accepted), participants receive approximately two large boxes of food. Please bring your own boxes — laundry baskets work very well.

Contents of a share vary depending upon what food is available to Ruby’s Pantry at the time; some typical items are listed below. We often post information about food items at facebook.com/rubyspantrycoppertop on distribution day.

Food distribution at FUMC is on the third Thursday of every month, with distribution beginning at 5:30 pm.  Registration starts at 4 pm and continues until the distribution ends at about 6:45 pm.

Volunteers are always welcome between 3 and 8 pm. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please call First Methodist Church at 727-5021.

2016 Distribution Dates
February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21

What’s in a share?
It’s different every month, and we never know until the truck arrives. Previous shares have often included milk and other dairy products (cheese, yogurt, butter, ice cream, etc.), along with bread, potatoes, onions, and carrots.

Often frozen chicken is included, along with other grocery items a store owner might want to clear out to make room for a new display, such as rice, noodles, breakfast cereal, and boxed or frozen meals.

In the summer months, lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, beans, and other fresh produce have been available.

Sometimes there are eggs, juice, and other fruits and vegetables.